The Wicklewood Blog
- 18 Feb 2019
- DESIGN INSPIRATION
Living in a small home but unsure how to make the most out of it? We've been there and we’ve learnt a thing or two about maximising small spaces. Here are some top tips on how to make a big impact in a small space.
Tip 1. Don’t be afraid to use pattern
Some people think that just because a home is small you need to go minimal. Wrong! Wallpaper is a great way to enhance and enlarge small rooms or dark corridors. If you'e in a rental home where wallpaper is not allowed, gallery walls are another great way to introduce pattern, colour and light to a wall.
|Willow Crossley's styles her Wicklewood room at The Revolving Room pop up shop. Jon Bond Photography.|
2. Get creative with wall paint
You might think that the only colour allowed in a small space is white – wrong again! The garden room at our Summer Pop Up below is a perfect case-study. We painted the walls in green and white stripes and the room was completely transformed. Lose the curtains and let your space flow outside by mimicking outside colours indoors.
|The Wicklewood Design Collective pop up garden room. Designed by Rococo London Interiors and photographed by Tom St Aubyn.|
3. Bold Rugs
If you aren’t quite ready to use bold colours or patterns on your walls, a rug is a great alternative to introducing colour and texture underfoot. In terms of size, use a rug that extends beyond the furniture, as this will draw the eye wider and make that living space appear bigger.
|Photograph taken by Jon Bond Photography.|
4. Statement mirrors
By using statement mirrors, you don't only create the perception of space in a room through the light reflecting off the mirror, but add a decorative feature to the wall as well, which is a great alternative to artwork. We always advise hanging statement mirrors in odd numbers for a whimsical effect, but at the end of the day the more the merrier! Top tip: position them facing towards a window to maximise the amount of light that is reflected into the room.
|Wicklewood's distinct mirrors - coming this spring!|